The Great Pyrenees is a happy pet. Here is your informative A-list of Great Pyrenees. The Great Pyrenees is known as Pyrenean Mountain Dog in the United Kingdom or Chien de Montagne des in its native France. This dog breed was originated from Siberia or Asia. The Great Pyrenees is an ancient breed. This dog breed migrated to Europe and bred popularly at the Pyrenees Mountains of southern France and nothern Spain. The Great Pyreness descended from the Hungarian Kuvasz and the Maremmano-Abruzzese. The Great Pyrenees became the Royal Dog of France by Louis XIV in 1675. The Great Pyrenees used to serve for multiple tasks such as war dog, pack dog ski trips, sled dog or flock guardian dog. This dog breed was took part in development of the Newfoundland Dog. Today, this dog breed becomes one of the great choices as family pet for everyone.

Facts about Great Pyrenees

  • Temperament – The Great Pyrenees is loyal, calm, steady, courageous, gentle, obedient and affectionate with the family. This dog breed can get along well with other pets as non-canine pet or cat. They can be good watchdog for family or guardian of livestock. Early training and socialization is needed for the Great Pyrenees puppies. They can be stubborn and difficult to train sometimes, they need a firm owner and the owner must have confidence and be patient with the Great Pyrenees. They will wary of stranger or animals, they are very protective of family. This dog breed tends to drool and they prefer cold climate.
  • Appearance – The Great Pyrenees has a well-proportioned and balanced body. They look grace and elegant. They have a wedge-shaped head and come with a pair of medium sized almond-shaped eyes. The muzzle is about equal in length to the back of the skull. They have a pair of V-shaped ears and a long plumed tail. The chest is moderately broad and the rib cage is well-sprung. The neck is muscular and strong. The length of the dog is longer than it’s tall. The Great Pyrenees has beautiful double weather resistant coat. The outer coat is long and coarse. The undercoat is wooly and soft.









Great Pyrenees Breed Information

Size Large
Height 69- 81cm (male) 63-74cm (female)
Weight 43- 45kg (male) 35-38kg (female)
Colour White, white with badger or grey or tan markings
Group Working Breed Dog
Litter Size 6 to 10 puppies
Life Span 10 years
Exercise Ability Daily long walks is needed or let them be work as flock guardian
Grooming Requirements Brush with bristle everyday to prevent matting. This breed is average shedder and do shed heavily once a year
Environment Large fenced yard
Barking Average
Recognition CKC, FCI, ACR, DRA, AKC, UKC, KCGB, NKC, ANKC, NZKC, APRI


Some common health issue for Great Pyrenees is hip dysplasia, luxating patellas or ear infections. They will have skin problems if they live in hot climate.

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